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Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives

Masao Yokota and Tze-yue G. Hu

Abstract

This book examines Japanese animation from the perspective of media practitioners, designers, educators, and scholars working in the East Asia Pacific. This collection not only engages a multidisciplinary approach in understanding the subject of Japanese animation but also shows ways to research, teach, and more fully explore this multidimensional world. Presented in six sections, the translated essays cross-reference each other. The book looks at animation studies and animation history in Japan, focusing on the establishment of the Japan Society for Animation Studies. It also considers pionee ... More

Keywords: popular culture, Japanese animation, animation studies, Japan, Animation Studies, Masaoka Kenzō, Tezuka Osamu, South Korea, anime, Flying Phantom Ship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617038099
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617038099.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Masao Yokota, editor

Tze-yue G. Hu, editor

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Introduction

Section One Animation Studies and Animation History in Japan

More on the History of the Japan Society for Animation Studies

Hiroshi Ikeda, Masao Yokota, and Tze-yue G. Hu

Section Two Pioneers of Japanese Animation

The Japanese Walt Disney

Yasushi Watanabe, and Sheuo Hui Gan

Section Three Popular Culture, East-West Expressions, and Tezuka Osamu

Tezuka and Takarazuka

Makiko Yamanashi

Section Four Female Characters and Transnational Identities

Grotesque Cuteness of Shōjo

Akiko Sugawa-Shimada

Section Five Artistic Animation and Expression in Japan

3-D Computer Graphics

Tokumitsu Kifune, Sonoko Ishida, and Joon Yang Kim

Section Six Japan’s First Commercial Animation Studio after the Second World War

The Background of the Making of Flying Phantom Ship

Hiroshi Ikeda, Masao Yokota, and Tze-yue G. Hu